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T.J., a 30-year-old African American client, is in his last year of law school and is clerking for a prestigious law firm. He and his fiancé plan to marry as soon as he graduates. During the last week he has had four dizzy spells and a headache at the base of his skull upon awakening for the last 2 days. His father has a history of hypertension, so T.J. is aware that his symptoms may indicate high blood pressure. On his way home from work, T.J. stops by the clinic and asks the nurse to check his blood pressure. The nursing assessment yields the following data.

Subjective data: States he has had four dizzy spells and has awakened with a headache in the occipital lobe the last two mornings. T.J. has 1 glass of wine at lunch and 2-3 beers in the evening to relax from the tension of school and work. Most of his meals are at fast-food establishments and have a high fat content. T.J. does not smoke. He used to jog 4 mornings a week but quit when he started clerking. He has had nocturia for the last 3 weeks. He is not taking any medication. T.J. states he is concerned about having hypertension because he does not want to take medication.

Response to discussion 8


 In my Week 1 discussion post, I talked about my concerns with nursing wages and burnout becoming more prominent. Throughout the semester, I have been able to deepen my understanding of these topics. I completed my article review on nursing burnout and through my research, I found that burnout has been gradually getting worse throughout the years. The number seems to be rising more than before and the lack of bedside nurses is climbing as well. This also causes a high nurse turnover and more dissatisfaction over time. Many hospitals are now turning to residency programs to have less nurse turnover as new graduates are required to sign a residency contract if they would like to work in that setting. This allows for less turnover and longer training times at the cost of flexibility and appropriate wages. At least in my case, I was getting paid more at my previous job (SNF) than I was starting at the hospital through the residency even though my previous job offered me less than the median salary for SNF nurses. I also believe that the cost of living in South Florida has gone up exponentially over the past few years and regardless of what “middle-class” job you have, money will be very tight for young adults trying to start to live independently without government support. Overall, I hope to see a change over the next few years for those who love the nursing practice as we are responsible for a significant amount of care provided in the healthcare setting and should be respected as so. 

English 101

Assignment Guide: The Personal Narrative

Assignment Prompt

For this assignment, you will be writing a personal narrative–a story–illustrating an event or experience exemplifying gratitude. In other words, share a colorful story about an experience or event for which–either during or after the event– you feel or felt thankful.  

An example might be writing about your experience as a senior in high school and the teacher who  helped you to achieve your goal of graduating and attending college.  Another example might be writing a story about your experience growing up in a rural community, acknowledging that it was this small, but mighty, community that made you who you are today, and for this, you are thankful.  Sharing a story about a loved one whose influence has been meaningful to you in some way, and thus, you feel so very thankful for their role in your life, or in that particular experience, would also be an example. FInally, 
drafting a story about any experience in your life for which you are thankful it occured would be a great topic to explore for this narrative assignment. 

Assignment-Specific Requirements:

Length: This assignment should be at least 550 words. 


Underline your descriptive 
thesis statement or the point of your story.



 Needed:  No outside/
secondary sources are needed.

Page Formatting: See 
Appendix C – Formatting and Submitting Your Work


 Requirements: See 
Formatting your Essay: MLA 8th Edition

Rhetorical Mode

A personal narrative is a story about you. Narrative, from the Latin 
narrare, means to narrate a tale or a story. The narrative you will write will be a “personal” narrative.  Thus, the story will be written by you, about you, and in a lot of ways, for you. What makes a personal narrative so interesting is that it’s a story with a point or purpose.   In other words, a personal narrative is detailed, descriptive, 
dialogue-driven, and determined to make a point. 

Rhetorical Considerations


There needs to be a reason, not only for writing the narrative, but also for why the 
reader should read it. The purpose of the personal narrative is to share a meaningful experience and the lesson learned from the experience. Specifically, the purpose of this essay is to share a story about a time you experienced gratitude.


In many ways, we write a personal narrative for ourselves to reflect upon an experience, to grow from an event. However, we want you to imagine that your 
audience is not only you but someone else. The writer needs to know who their 
audience is and how their needs will affect the way the narrative is composed and presented. For example, in addition to writing this story as an opportunity for personal reflection, you may also choose a family member or friend group as your real or imagined 
audience.  Selecting a real or imagined 
audience will help you develop your essay with the right 
tone. The 
tone for a personal narrative can be formal or informal; it really depends on your chosen 


This piece of writing will be presented using a story format.  It will have a beginning, middle, and end.  The story will be written with a clear 
introduction paragraph, a body of 
story-development paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. While a personal narrative is less “formal” than traditional academic writing, your story should have a 
thesis statement. Thus allowing the 
reader to truly understand the point of your story.

Six Features of a Personal Narrative



: The Personal Narrative is organized with a clear beginning, middle, and end. It should read like a story–with an 
exposition, a 
rise action, a 
climax, a 
falling action and a 
resolution or denouement.  While the Personal Narrative is certainly less formal than other academic essays, the point or moral of the story (i.e. the 
thesis) should be very clear to the 



s: The Personal Narrative utilizes 
paragraph breaks and 
transitional words and phrases that help the 
audience (or 
reader) flow in and around the story. Read more about paragraph 
transitions in Appendix A. 



:  Develop the 
characters in the story so that the 
reader has a clear understanding of the people in the story–even if the one person in the story is YOU. Help your 
reader learn about the 
characters both by what they say and by what they do.

Sensory Details: Develop a sense of 
imagery within the story using sensory-driven details. In other words, create a vivid story by helping the 
reader to see, hear, taste and touch just as the 
characters in your story do. Sensory details bring your readers into the story–into the experience you are sharing with them.



Use internal and/or external 
dialogue to connect the 
characters and help propel the story forward. 
Dialogue helps the writer to “show” rather than “tell” the story to the 
reader.  Tips for formatting 
dialogue can be found in Appendix C. 


 (the message driving your story): Your story’s point or purpose should be structured as a 
thesis statement. And this statement should be underlined.  As the direction of your story must be made clear to the 
reader, it would naturally make sense that the point of your story or 
thesis appear somewhere within the first paragraph.   

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 1) How do you define privacy?

2) Do you believe privacy is a moral right? Why or why not?

3) Are there any cases in which public health policy justifies the violation of the right to privacy?

4) Please cite the textbook and any other source used in APA format.



This assessment provides an opportunity to research the literature and apply evidence to support what communication, teaching, and learning best practices are needed for a hypothetical patient with a selected health care problem.

NOTE: You are required to complete this assessment after Assessment 1 is successfully completed.


You are encouraged to complete the Vila Health: Cultural Competence activity prior to completing this assessment. Completing course activities before submitting your first attempt has been shown to make the difference between basic and proficient assessment.

In this assessment, you will evaluate the preliminary care coordination plan you developed in Assessment 1 using best practices found in the literature.

To prepare for your assessment, you will research the literature on your selected health care problem. You will describe the priorities that a care coordinator would establish when discussing the plan with a patient and family members. You will identify changes to the plan based upon EBP and discuss how the plan includes elements of 

Healthy People 2030


Note: You are required to complete Assessment 1 before this assessment.

For this assessment:

· Build on the preliminary plan, developed in Assessment 1, to complete a comprehensive care coordination plan.

Document Format and Length

Build on the preliminary plan document you created in Assessment 1. Your final plan should be a scholarly APA-formatted paper, 5–7 pages in length, not including title page and reference list.

Supporting Evidence

Support your care coordination plan with peer-reviewed articles, course study resources, and Healthy People 2030 resources. Cite at least three credible sources.

Grading Requirements

The requirements, outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the Final Care Coordination Plan Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

· Design patient-centered health interventions and timelines for a selected health care problem.

· Address three health care issues.

· Design an intervention for each health issue.

· Identify three community resources for each health intervention.

· Consider ethical decisions in designing patient-centered health interventions.

· Consider the practical effects of specific decisions.

· Include the ethical questions that generate uncertainty about the decisions you have made.

· Identify relevant health policy implications for the coordination and continuum of care.

· Cite specific health policy provisions.

· Describe priorities that a care coordinator would establish when discussing the plan with a patient and family member, making changes based upon evidence-based practice.

· Clearly explain the need for changes to the plan.

· Use the literature on evaluation as a guide to compare learning session content with best practices, including how to align teaching sessions to the Healthy People 2030 document.

· Use the literature on evaluation as guide to compare learning session content with best practices.

· Align teaching sessions to the Healthy People 2030 document.

· Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references, exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.

· Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions; contains few errors in grammar/punctuation, word choice, and spelling.

Additional Requirements

Before submitting your assessment, proofread your final care coordination plan to minimize errors that could distract readers and make it more difficult for them to focus on the substance of your plan.

Portfolio Prompt: Save your presentation to your 
ePortfolio. Submissions to the ePortfolio will be part of your final Capstone course.


Care coordination is the process of providing a smooth and seamless transition of care as part of the health continuum. Nurses must be aware of community resources, ethical considerations, policy issues, cultural norms, safety, and the physiological needs of patients. Nurses play a key role in providing the necessary knowledge and communication to ensure seamless transitions of care. They draw upon evidence-based practices to promote health and disease prevention to create a safe environment conducive to improving and maintaining the health of individuals, families, or aggregates within a community. When provided with a plan and the resources to achieve and maintain optimal health, patients benefit from a safe environment conducive to healing and a better quality of life.

persuasive project


In small groups, students will develop a visual communication project—an infographic—in which they use an image(s) to create a message that meaningfully informs or persuades an audience. The infographic should be like a poster you might see on the wall in a doctor’s office, containing a variety of types of information on a topic.  The topic does not need to be restricted to healthcare.  Be sure to follow APA throughout, treat all copyrighted images as research sources, and cite appropriately. Be sure to address all rubric criteria.

Required Format and Process

This assignment has two parts: 1) in groups, students will create an infographic (an image or a collection of images combined with text for the purpose of making a statement, illustrating a concept, or describing a process); students should decide early if they are aiming to inform or persuade, and research must inform the project; 2) the group will incorporate appropriate language to support the message to complete their infographic.

Example: To complete this assignment, each group  will: 1) choose a focus and goal (to either inform or persuade); 2) decide on the approach (illustrate process or make an impact); 3) select or create appropriate image(s); 4) conduct relevant research; 5) incorporate appropriate text to support the overall message in a well-designed infographic. Note: any online image must be cited just as text would (groups are free to create their own images for the infographic by using their own creative means, such as photography, drawing, etc.).

Assignment Support

Be sure to check out the Visual Communication Assignment Support documentOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReaderLinks to an external site., as it provides samples and tips for creating infographics for you to consider.

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Impact of health literacy

What is an impact of health literacy on health outcome?

Case Study


Adam and his family decided to take a trip to the mountains for the weekend in late February. They had a small cabin and looked forward to a weekend away from the big city. The family had a wonderful time together on Saturday morning hiking in the woods and enjoying nature. However, Saturday afternoon a storm rolled in bringing snow and subfreezing temperatures.

Since the heater in the cabin wasn’t working well, Adam’s mother and sister decided to drive into the nearest town to spend the night. Adam and his father, not being sissies, stayed at the cabin where they started a gas heater to keep them warm.

The next morning Adam’s mother and sister returned to find both Adam and his father unconscious. An ambulance was called and they were both transported to the nearest hospital. Adam had arterial blood gases drawn with the following results:

pH 7.2
PaCO2 31.4,
PaO2 40.7 mmHg
His oxygen saturation was 72%. Adam was diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Answer the following questions and save your responses in a Microsoft Word document. Provide a scholarly resource to support your answers.

With respect to hemoglobin loading, please explain the relationship between binding of oxygen (O2) and carbon monoxide (CO) to the hemoglobin molecules.
During the ambulance ride, a pulse oximeter showed 100% O2 saturation. Why is that different from the 72% measured at the hospital?
One course of treatment is a hyperbaric oxygen treatment. How does a hyperbaric chamber work?
Adams blood work shows him to be in an acidosis (normal blood pH is 7.35-7.45). Explain how this will shift the hemoglobin dissociation curve and why. 

bioethical decision making model

Choose a patient-care situation in which the RN should intervene and advocate for the patient.  An example of such a situation might be when a patient has not been given complete informed consent.

  • Describe the clinical situation concisely and descriptively. It can be an actual situation or a hypothetical one.
  • Apply the Bioethical Decision Making Model to the specific clinical ethical situation that you choose. Address each section of the model. Conclude with a discussion of nursing advocacy in the clinical setting and the nurse’s role as a patient advocate.  

You must reference and cite 1-2 scholarly sources other than your text. Include a title page and a reference page to cite your text and adhere to APA formatting.

Phases of Burning

 A burn injury can severely affect a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. As a nurse you may be in charge of taking care of a patient during any of the three phases of burns. Please complete the Phases of Burn Injury table to better understand the needs of a burn patient and ways to meet those needs.